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October 2019

First Things First: Positioning Your Organization for Fundraising Success–SOLD OUT!

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Is your organization positioned for fundraising success?  Even an effective fundraising program will be limited in what it can achieve if it is operating in isolation.  A truly successful fundraising program with unlimited potential requires that other organizational systems operate successfully and synergistically with fundraising.  This session explores nine organizational elements successful fundraising depends on and practical tools and strategies for enhancing each one.  As a result, you will understand how these elements enhance or erode fundraising success and will…

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November 2019

Developing the Most Powerful Tool in Fund Development: The Case Statement

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give.  Strategic plans are vital as well, but not compelling to read.  How, then, do we talk about our organization to prospects and donors?  How are we describing the problem our organization addresses and the impact our work creates?  What materials do we use to give donors what they really want - An in-depth picture the change their gifts will create!  How can…

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ABCs of Grant Seeking

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals?  Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking? This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. Suitable for…

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Managing the Development Office

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Have you wondered how to build an effective development program and juggle all the infrastructure responsibilities at the same time? There are many roles and competing demands that development staff must be attentive to in the course of raising funds. Staying focused on fundraising goals, while cultivating and stewarding donors and planning, forecasting and reporting on fundraising activities is tough!  Truthfully, managing a development office is one of the most challenging responsibilities in the nonprofit world. Learn how to manage…

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Survey Says: Master the Art of Effective Survey Design

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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A well-designed survey can serve as a powerful tool to capture client feedback and measure program outcomes. Although some aspects of survey design may seem like common sense, there are research-based practices that are effective in addressing issues related to low response rates, bias, survey fatigue and data quality. In this workshop, we will share information that will help you learn how to effectively plan and administer surveys, learn how to apply research-based best practices to design effective surveys and…

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Making Anniversaries Work For You

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 250), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Anniversaries arrive with alarming regularity along with many suggestions – some helpful, others not so much - about what they mean and how to celebrate them. While people do not give specifically to anniversaries, these milestones can be strategically maximized to boost fundraising results, deepen relationships with existing donors, rekindle old relationships and raise mission awareness in the community. This session offers practical advice on making the most of your anniversary – without killing your staff! Learning objectives: What anniversaries…

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Taking the FEAR out of Feedback

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Feedback is a necessary part of supervision. While most organizations perform the mandatory yearly performance appraisal, many companies are moving towards a more on-going feedback approach with shortened reviews or project status meetings every 90 days. Have you ever struggled to deliver feedback to employees? How about the struggle to receive feedback without being defensive? This workshop will focus on all types of feedback including strategies on how to give feedback regularly, how to receive it masterfully, and the best…

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Understanding Personalities in the Workplace

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 250), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Used by 70% of Fortune 500 companies, DiSC Workplace helps to build more effective relationships with everyone in your organization, regardless of title or role. By appreciating the motivators, actions, and reactions of others, it is a powerful tool in resolving conflict for greater harmony in the workplace. Participants will look clearly at different elements of their own behavior style, styles of others, and how they influence various ways people work. After completing this program, participants will be able to:…

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Creating Compelling Messages that Engage Donors and Raise Money SOLD OUT!

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 250), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Successful fundraising depends on compelling messages.  Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give.  Strategic plans are vital, but not compelling to read.  How, then, do we talk compellingly to prospects and donors?  How can we ensure the messages communicated by board and staff members are consistent? And finally, how do we deliver compelling messages that create empathy and motivate prospects and donors to action? This workshop: Demonstrates constituency mapping,…

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December 2019

Managing Organizational Culture

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Cultivating a positive culture in any organization is often a huge challenge if you don’t have the right skills and tools to initiate that change. This course will provide leaders with specific ideas about what they can do, and what they can influence colleagues and subordinates to do in order to enable the day-to-day practices and procedures to be more aligned with the cultural values of their organization. The session is designed to gain an understanding of “culture” and specifically…

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